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“Great base for Zion, Bryce, Lake Powell and Grand Canyon (North Rim)”
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“Great base for Zion, Bryce, Lake Powell and Grand Canyon (North Rim)”
Reviewed 21 April 2007

We have just spent a week in Kanab using it as a base to visit Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Cedar Breaks National Monument and Lake Powell. We would also have been able to go to Grand Canyon (North Rim) if we had visited after the middle of May when the road is reopened.

Kanab bills itself as 'the greatest earth on show and I wouldn't disagree. We rented 'Rock Cottage' for the week, a beautiful two bedroom house, covered in all kinds of different rocks, on the north east side of Kanab. The house had all the usual modern conveniences and we felt very at home. If you are interested in seeing the property use this link, vrbo.com/36975

The town is built in the shadow of some beautiful red rock cliffs. It has a number of restaurants, supermarket, golf course, visitor centre, gas stations and gift shops - all we needed for a weeks sightseeing in the national parks.

We played golf twice on the local public course, it wasn't the manicured course we are used to in Florida but we thoroughly enjoyed the two rounds we played on this 9 hole course and the staff were very welcoming. We hired clubs and tried not to get too hung up about the strange bounce the ball gets from such a dry course.

We ate at the Rocking V restaurant which I would highly recommend, it is a little more expensive than other restaurants in town but well worth it. The owner is a very charismatic and does a great English accent ! The art gallery upstairs is very nice and we brought home a piece of local art.

If you want to visit Southern Utah and don't want to keep moving from hotel to hotel, Kanab is a great base.

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“Love Kanab!”
Reviewed 2 March 2005

We, like many other travelers, used Kanab for years as a resting spot while traveling in the southwest. We so loved the town and the people that we recently purchased 12 acres east of town which will be our retirement home someday when we leave Indiana. Kanab has it all........

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“Beautiful”
Reviewed 1 August 2004

The Kanab area is the most beautiful place to visit! I loved it so much I moved here! I lived in the Phoenix area for 32 years and would drive north to other Utah distinations and would pass through Kanab. The best place to stay is The Victorian Inn, the best place to eat is the Rocking V restaurant. There is a Branson type theater where you can see a really good show! There are many shops to see things related to the old west - Denny's Wigwam is my favorite. Kanab is right in the middle of several National Parks - including the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Zion Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Codachrome State Park, the Coral Pink Sand Dunes and the Escalante Staircase ( over one million acres of wilderness) and Las Vegas is only 2-3 hours away! The town is surrounded by beautiful red, coral, purple, white, - well, it's a rainbow of colored mountains. You can enjoy mountains of 10,000 feet (Brianhead Ski Resort) and desert country that has a beauty all it's own. Kanab is a hidden treasure!

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“Love Kanab!”
Reviewed 28 June 2004

Kanab is a fantastic place to stay. Check in at the friendly visitor center for great advice on the area. Eat at the Last Chance located in the downtown area. All of the wait staff wear guns so tip them big! Food is fantastic! This is a great place to explore the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. It is only about an hour away and the drive is beautiful. If you want great deals on rock and minerals, check out Joe's rock shop up the road towards Bryce Canyon. We even found the orginial Gunsmoke town still standing! It is on private property, but you can see if from the road. You can almost see Matt Dillion striding the streets with Ms. Kitty at the Saloon.

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